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SHEILA

Hendersonville, North Carolina

United States | Member Since 2011

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  • The Stand

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6520)
    Performance
    (5764)
    Story
    (5816)

    This is the way the world ends: with a nanosecond of computer error in a Defense Department laboratory and a million casual contacts that form the links in a chain letter of death. And here is the bleak new world of the day after: a world stripped of its institutions and emptied of 99 percent of its people. A world in which a handful of panicky survivors choose sides - or are chosen.

    Meaghan says: "My First Completed Stephen King Novel"
    "Grief, politics, religion, violence-boogie man"
    Overall
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    What did you like best about this story?

    Narration was great. Story helped you develop a great hold of the characters in the story


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Kodak, Stew and Tom Collins returning to Bolder


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are a couple places that made your skin crawl. I did not develop an emotional attachment to the characters.


    Any additional comments?

    I was unable to figure out the purpose of some of the deaths that occurred. Left me feeling the book was unfinished in this section.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Forgotten

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By David Baldacci
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty, Orlagh Cassidy
    Overall
    (2261)
    Performance
    (1883)
    Story
    (1907)

    Army Special Agent John Puller is the best there is. A combat veteran, Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case - but this time, the crime is personal: His aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.

    Cris says: "Better than Other Recent Releases"
    "Action Packed"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story in itself was very enjoyable. I did find the special effects not necessary.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Eye of the World: Book One of The Wheel of Time

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan
    • Narrated By Kate Reading, Michael Kramer
    Overall
    (9192)
    Performance
    (5241)
    Story
    (5287)

    When their village is attacked by trollocs, monsters thought to be only legends, three young men, Rand, Matt, and Perrin, flee in the company of the Lady Moiraine, a sinister visitor of unsuspected powers. Thus begins an epic adventure set in a world of wonders and horror, where what was, what will be, and what is, may yet fall under the Shadow.

    Greg says: "This Series Rocks"
    "An Enjoyable Read- GREAT Narration"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Eye of the World the most enjoyable?

    The fresh ideas and concepts of a fantasy story.. It reminds me of C.S. Lewis' story of Narnia and the parable that it can be used for. I always enjoy gleaming jewels from novels that have pearls of wisdom tucked away in the story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Robert Jordan did such a great job in knitting his characters into the story, for this one, it would be hard to select just one. With Michael Kramer's performance, the stories characters were totally believable.


    What about Kate Reading and Michael Kramer ’s performance did you like?

    Michael Kramer has become one of my favorite performers. His portal of the different characters and usage of different dialect for the character's voices was very much appreciated. For me, it doesn't matter how good the story is, if the narration is poor, I can't finish the book.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Fiery Cross

    • UNABRIDGED (55 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    Overall
    (4340)
    Performance
    (3836)
    Story
    (3827)

    The year is 1771. Claire Randall is still an outlander, out of place and out of time. But now she is linked by love to her only anchor: Jamie Fraser. They have crossed oceans and centuries to build a life together in North Carolina. But tensions, both ancient and recent, threaten members of their clan. Knowing that his wife has the gift of prophecy, James must believe Claire, though he would prefer not to. Claire has shared a dreadful truth: there will, without a doubt, be a war.

    Lorrie says: "LOVE THIS"
    "Firey Read"
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    Would you listen to The Fiery Cross again? Why?

    I have listened to all of Diana Outlanders series. As I am waiting on her new book, often will relisten to any of her books again.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Fiery Cross?

    The men's spring bath in the lakes. Being from North Carolina, I know how cold our waters are. Slap take your breath out of your lungs when you jump in . The fact of Clair being present without discomfort and allowed to just enjoy being in the moment of the gents fun. As with her writing, you feel like you are there.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    This is a hard one! Davina Porter is the most talented perfomer ever!!! I have never heard anyone who can compare to her talent. She not only does male/female roles, but nails the dialects, of British, Scottish, Irish and tries very hard on a Boston accent. She even presents the characters manner of speech..they are all good. I have heard Diana's narrators for Lord Gray and Jamie performed by male narrators and in all honesty, they do not hold a candle to the performance of Davina and would have enjoyed her Lord John's series had she used Davina and on the Scottish Prisioner...so much more. For me, if the book does not have a good narrator, I will not listen to the book. I am very appreciative of the ability to read reviewers comments about narration on books they have read.


    If you could take any character from The Fiery Cross out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    Oh it would be Jamie!!! Well, if you ever read the first book, you wouldn't have to ask. What a man!


    Any additional comments?

    A great book of fantasy, time travel and history of the British and US. Diana has done a great job and you can tell she spends so much time on research for her books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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